Game: Farms:Written question - 3428

(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 22 June 2015
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Game: Farms
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many visits to English and Welsh pheasant and partridge game farms the Animal and Plant Health Agency made in each of the last five years for which figures are available; how many breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and its Code of Practice for Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes were discovered during those visits; what those breaches were; and what action was taken to address each such breach.
Answered by: George Eustice
Answered on: 30 June 2015

The Animal and Plant Health Agency has made no estimate of the number of game farms using un-enriched cages for partridges. However, four game farms have been inspected as a result of welfare concerns since June 2014. So far only one has resulted in action being taken with a follow-up visit to be undertaken in July 2015. Before June 2014, game farms were not recorded separately from certain other farmed species, so it is not possible to separate out such establishments.

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